CSA management did not respond to questions about Bavuma’s scan, but later issued a statement saying that he was recovering at the team hotel in Ahmedabad. The statement mentioned Bavuma’s right hamstring strain and his improvement overnight. He will be monitored and managed by the medical team.
Bavuma left the field during the match against Afghanistan after nine balls and returned four overs later, but he was visibly limping. Despite the injury, he stayed on the field, as he did not want to miss out on batting in the future. After the match, Bavuma mentioned that he did what he felt was right by staying on the field, even though it was risky. He expressed hope that he would be fine for the semi-final against Australia and CSA will make a decision on his participation as late as possible.
If Bavuma is unable to play the semi-final, Aiden Markram is likely to captain South Africa, while Reeza Hendricks could open the batting. South Africa’s scheduled travel to Kolkata on Sunday.